Comb, Electrophoresis

Comb, Electrophoresis

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Description (Brief)
This white plastic electrophoresis comb is made from hard plastic and has 15 tines.
Electrophoresis combs are used to create the wells in gels for electrophoresis, a technique that uses the electrical charges of molecules to separate them by their length. It is often used to analyze DNA fragments. When a gel is poured, a comb is inserted. After the gel solidifies, the comb is removed, leaving wells for samples.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
comb, electrophoresis
user
Genentech, Inc.
used
United States: California, South San Francisco
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.7625 cm x 13.0175 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
2012.0198.21
accession number
2012.0198
catalog number
2012.0198.21
Credit Line
Gift of Genentech
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National Museum of American History
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